I have a problem with deploying this.

I have made a MST-file with InstallTuner and when I run it in "run" with msiexec /i :\test\adobe.msi ALLUSERS=1 TRANSFORMS=c:\test\test.mst

then it works like a charm... not a single problem.

but then. I try to deploy it with GPO. I assign it to a user with admin-rights...

When he logs on, he gets the whole Software installing.... etc.. and it take a minute or two before it logs into Windows. Everythings fine.. byt then... No Icons in programs etc..

In control panel "add/remove programs" is nothing.. but when I choose "add new programs" And in the "add programs from your network:.. its there..."

Then I can press add.

Then its gets through the whole install process again..

THEN I have icons in program.. but not the right ones... and when I press it, the installation starts.. and after this time and I press finish it appears in "add/remove program" but icons still not right and when I press them.. installation AGAIN... [:(]

Someone... Heeeelp... [8|]
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If you need to set ALLUSERS=1, I'd put that in the transform so you don't have to worry about it on the command line.

Are you Advertising the software, or Assigning it? The fact that you see it in Add Programs from the network implies Advertising. If it's Assigned you should just see it.
Answered 03/23/2005 by: Thaiboxer
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Have you covered your basics in the creation of the package in GP? Per user install, assigned, install on login checked, etc etc?

It sounds like a basic GP setting problem.
Answered 03/28/2005 by: Bladerun
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I have a similar problem with the associated icon for pdf's. The install goes fine and the user can open acrobat reader jsut fine. However, when the user is browsing through explorer the pdf's have no icon associated with them, just the default icon for unknown applications.

Anyone else seen this?
Answered 03/29/2005 by: dentonb2000
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Well.. All other program reaches the machines without any trouble... and if I just change from another program-package or make a GPO with Adobe and another program, the other program gets installed correct but not Adobe.

I just installed a virtual win2003 server and winxp pro. I didnt do anything with the server but make a GPO which installs adobe.. Still the same problem. But when I type the "msiexec /i c:\test\test.msi TRANSFORMS=test.mst" thing.. it works... Sooo...

I tried the msiexec /jm and /ju... but nothing happend, I just got the "installer starting"... then nothing more... That seems kind of strange thou....

any new guesses?
Answered 04/04/2005 by: Gastro
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I am not going to be too much help but here goes. This is exactly the problem I am getting with my application PrimoPDF, a freeware PDF writer. I can manually install and publish the app via group policy but cannot get it to install when assigned by group policy. I have had to stick with publishing.
Answered 04/04/2005 by: msihell
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